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Desperate Hearts
     

Desperate Hearts

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by Rosanne Bittner
 

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With more than 7 million books in print, RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award—winning and USA Today Bestselling author Rosanne Bittner pens a historical Western romance filled with dangerous cowboys, capable heroines, and an epic love story that sweeps across the Old West.

SHE'S A WOMAN WITH A SECRET

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With more than 7 million books in print, RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award—winning and USA Today Bestselling author Rosanne Bittner pens a historical Western romance filled with dangerous cowboys, capable heroines, and an epic love story that sweeps across the Old West.

SHE'S A WOMAN WITH A SECRET
Elizabeth Wainwright is on the run. Accused of a murder she didn't commit, she has no choice but to cut ties with her old life and flee West. The last thing she wants is attention, but when her stagecoach is attacked, she suddenly finds herself under the fierce protection of one of Montana's famed vigilantes...whether she likes it or not.

HE'S A MAN WITH A CODE
Lawman Mitch Brady is sworn to uphold justice in the wild lands of 1860's Montana. He's never met a man he's feared, and he's never met a woman more desperately in need of his help. Something's shaken the secretive Elizabeth, but as he gets to know the beautiful city belle, he finds the only thing he wants more than her safety...is her trust.

Praise for Bestselling Historical Western Romances by Rosanne Bittner:
"Fans of such authors as Jodi Thomas and Georgina Gentry will enjoy Bittner's thrilling tale of crime and love in the Old West."-Booklist Online
"The strong flavor of the Wild West combines with a beautiful love story, creating a true saga of the era."-RT Book Reviews
"A refreshing view of enduring love that survives the dangers of the Old West."-Publisher's Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/21/2014
Emma Radcliffe is on the run from her abusive stepfather, and her destination is the tiny gold-rush town of Alder, Mont. Born a lady and raised in wealth back in New York City, Emma leaves it all behind to become a teacher named Elizabeth Wainright. The last thing she wants is to catch the eye of Mitch Brady, the big, strong local lawman. A vigilante with his own ideas about justice and a strong defender of women, Mitch sees Emma and falls in love, hard. He shows in every way possible that she can trust him, and makes his intentions quite clear. Emma also falls in love, not just with Mitch but also with the independent and fiercely loyal townspeople and the gritty wilderness around her. Alder is the quintessential Wild West town where everyone has a past and no one asks any questions. This Western historical is chock-full of danger, with families set on a vendetta, the threat of Emma’s stepfather, and the daily demands of Mitch’s job, but Emma is no wilting lily, proving she is a match for Mitch in every way. Agent: Maura Kye-Casella, Don Congdon Associates. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
" This Western historical is chock-full of danger... but Emma is no wilting lily, proving she is a match for Mitch in every way. " - Publishers Weekly

"[Desperate Hearts] is small town cuteness meets vigilante rough and tough. A picture of the American West on the cusp of civilization, but not quite there yet." - Heroes and Heartbreakers

"I was completely enthralled throughout. Bittner takes western historical romance to an entirely new level with this story. It may have been my first of her novels but it definitely won't be my last." - Pure Jonel

"If you are looking for an enjoyable western romance, then I do recommend checking this one out." - From the TBR Pile

" This author has a talent for drawing you into the story and keeping you there. I like that; it makes the book more worth reading. Now to find some more by her..." - Long and Short Reviews

"I would definitely encourage Western Historical Romance fans to take this one up." - The Delighted Reader

"Fans of such authors as Jodi Thomas and Georgina Gentry will enjoy Bittner's thrilling tale of crime and love in the Old West." - Booklist Online

"One of the foremost western romance writers takes a classic plotline and gives it a twist. In this wonderful love story and realistic portrait of the wild Montana Territory, the reader experiences everything — sights, sounds, feelings — along with Bittner's characters." - RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492602781
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
09/02/2014
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
438,804
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

USA Today bestseller and award-winning novelist Rosanne Bittner is highly acclaimed for her thrilling love stories and historical authenticity. Her epic romances span the West-from Canada to Mexico, Missouri to California-and are often based on Rosanne's personal visits to each setting. She lives with her husband and two sons in Michigan.

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Desperate Hearts 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the Wild West at its finest! This story is bittersweet. It’s also revealing and heartening. Bittner captivates her audience with both the best and the worst of human nature. Her vivid yet realistic descriptions place the reader right in the middle of the action. You don’t just visualise this story, you live it. I found myself transported back in time, living vicariously through the pages of this novel. The characters in this tale were completely breathtaking. They were so real that it made it easy to fathom the experiences that they lived. I also appreciated the fact that they rose above what they lived through. That said, although their histories were definitely harsh and daunting, they weren’t completely out of the realm of possible. In fact, they are still things that occur too often today. Bittner allows the characters’ emotions to shine through the pages of this novel, thus giving her readers an opportunity to connect with them. I found myself drawn in to their lives and definitely didn’t want to let them go at the end. Overall, I was completely enthralled throughout. Bittner takes western historical romance to an entirely new level with this story. It may have been my first of her novels but it definitely won’t be my last. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as her other books..not alot of passion or chemistry. Needed more depth .